US oil rigs: bit of news

Surge in rig count with production growth blended less productive older rigs with more efficient newer ones

LSL Property Services: home truths

Stagnant transaction levels are a big headache for estate agents

Amazon/Wells Fargo: the old college try

Online retailer puts cheap student loans on the curriculum

Lenovo: Pokéhunters

Touting Chinese tech group as the next beneficiary of the monster-catching game seems far-fetched

Swedish banks: sensible lenders

Low costs and higher returns mean they are still best in class

Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian John Roberts, CEO and founder of ao.com, a Bolton -based company which specialises in selling white goods on the internet. PICTURE TAKEN ON WEDNESDAY 19 MARCH 2014
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AO World: staying in Europe

The battle abroad to convince consumers and suppliers is not yet won

TSB: apocalypse not now

If the UK retail bank can control costs there is scope for earnings growth

Komatsu/Joy Global: digging in

For companies with a combined history of 227 years, a deal is all about timing

Brexit: from voting to weighing

Housebuilders and financials have suffered, pharmaceuticals have bloomed

Tesla Motors: Elon-gated

As usual, the electric car maker’s founder is long on vision but short on detail

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